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Murphy wants stricter coastal zoning
7:37 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Sen. Murphy urges stricter zoning in coastal communities

Senator Chris Murphy
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says municipalities need to encourage stricter zoning in coastal communities. That's so they can avoid the extensive property damage associated with extreme weather events like the recent Hurricane Sandy. Murphy was speaking at a forum he organized on Friday at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute.  Murphy said it will be difficult to accomplish such zoning changes.

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Debate over military strike in Syria
9:15 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Conn., NY lawmakers weigh in on Syria

The Capitol as seen through a door in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama's call to postpone a vote on a military strike in Syria is giving members of Congress some breathing room. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on what some lawmakers from Connecticut and New York are saying about the issue.

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Car Tax
6:27 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Conn. House Speaker wants to end local car tax

Conn. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey (file photo)
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says legislation that would end municipal car taxes is on his agenda for next year's legislative session.  Sharkey announced his plans for the 2014 legislative session in Hartford on Thursday.

   

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Fewer inspectors means fewer inspections
5:50 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Report: Pollution inspections down with budget cuts

Credit From EANY report

A New York environmental group says budget cuts at the state’s environmental agency has meant fewer inspections of polluters and potential harm to New Yorkers’ health.

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Developing
4:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Bishop ethics probe continues

Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler debate in Riverhead
Credit Charles Lane

Congressional ethics investigators will continue their probe into Long Island Democrat Tim Bishop. 

On Wednesday the House Committee on Ethics released a 177 page report saying they have  “sustainable reason to believe” that Bishop may have broken ethics rules by soliciting campaign donations in exchange for official actions.  

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